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  • Monday, April 2, 2018 - 9:41pm

    After a planning workshop in Nairobi with The Rockefeller Foundation partners, ground-breaking bridges were built between key communication organisations to tackle the problem of post-harvest losses in Africa.

    Farm Radio International, a Canadian-based NGO has a long-standing tradition of strengthening capacities of rural radio stations, working with 700 radio partners across Africa. Since Africa is known for its oral tradition of exchanging information, developments in ICT and media landscapes are increasingly broadening farmers’ opportunities to access information in...

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  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:42pm

    How to improve farmers’ access to relevant knowledge and enable experienced farmers to share their knowledge with others in their own country, and beyond, at little cost? A new study sheds light on these and other key questions related to scaling up agroecology.

    In Benin and Mali, over 80 percent of rural people earn a living from agriculture. Many are not food secure because they lack knowledge of good agricultural practices, natural resource management, and ways to cope with climate change and natural disasters.

    Through action research, PhD student Gérard C....

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  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:42am

    For International Women’s Day, Access Agriculture shares two stories from Malawi to show how watching “Farmer to Farmer” training videos has helped improve women’s lives.

    The first relates to growing chilli through co-operating with other women in the local area.

    How to make school fees using chilli sauce

    The second shows how a video about following better milk hygiene has resulted in clean milk being accepted by...

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  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:13pm

    Access Agriculture is pleased to announce the official opening of their new office in Cotonou, Benin on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. Located on the campus of the research organisation IITA, the new facility gives the opportunity to interact with visitors to the site and showcase how “farmer to farmer” videos can help transform livelihoods for smallholder farmers.

    Dr. Paul Van Mele, Chairman of Access Agriculture; Dr. Nelson Ojijo, Executive Secretary; and Dr. Dominique Hounkonnou, board member were all present at the ceremony. They were joined by our partners in Benin...

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  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:49am

    Access Agriculture has relaunched its website with a fresh new look: www.accessagriculture.org   

    The dynamic method of page design means that you will always see the maximum amount of information on your connected device.

    Two trends have been revealed over the past year, that more people are using the website from mobile devices and the vast majority of new registrations are from farmers.

    Programmes on the Access Agriculture website have been produced by local...

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:56am

    Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org), an international NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya, is inviting applications for the position of Programme Leader, Farmers’ Knowledge Platform, to be stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For detailed job description and requirements, please visit our website: https://www.accessagriculture.org/job-vacancies. Interested...

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  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:17pm

    Infoladies from iSocial will soon cycle throughout rural Bangladesh equipped with quality training videos hosted on the Access Agriculture video-sharing platform. The new partnership will add an exciting dimension of South-South rural learning to the diverse services already provided by these enterpreneurial women.

    On 15 October 2017 Access Agriculture and iSocial signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a ceremony held at the iSocial Office in...

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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:38am

    “Agricultural technologies can be disseminated to the farmers through videos. This initiative will become popular among farmers, I believe”, said the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Mr Md Mosharraf Hossain.  He was chief guest at a day long workshop on “Videos for Farmers: prospects in Bangladesh” jointly organised by Agriculture Information Service (AIS), Access Agriculture and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 6 August in the AIS conference room.

    Mr Hossain added that farmers’ field experiences and success...

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  • Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:13pm

    The international NGO Access Agriculture seeks to recruit a Social Media Co-ordinator to increase awareness of its video platforms and to strengthen synergies with other social media platforms by engaging a resourceful, vibrant, self-motivated, hands-on person to handle its social media function.

    Further details can be found on the Access Agriculture job-vacancies page.

    People interested in this...

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  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:43am

    Co-founder of Access Agriculture, Paul Van Mele has been voted in as Chair of the organisation for a further 3 years.  He will be supported by Vice-Chair, Mary Kamau, former director of Extension Services at Kenya’s Agriculture Ministry, and Treasurer, Alphan Njeru, a retired senior partner with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Kenya.

    The international NGO has also seen a transition from founding Executive Secretary Bob Muchina to the new holder of the post, Nelson Ojijo who joined from FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) in Accra, Ghana.

    The Board thanked...

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